The Tree Wall: Bringing The Outdoors In

The Tree Wall: Bringing The Outdoors In

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 18, 2010

The idea of bringing nature into our homes isn't a new one. Yes, it's nice to have a bouquet of flowers, but what about an entire forest? This shelving system has us considering just that!

This look comes from the Made Design team up in Canada, but to pull this look off at home, we'd suggest making sure you used weathered wood that had been cured for at least a year (to help eliminate any sap drainage). Ideally it would be great if you found someone with cut trees that kept them stored in a garage, but since the chances of that happening are slim, then we'll suggest waiting at least a week before bringing them into your home. Sealing the ends can cause the tree to rot instead of simply drying out.

Each tree could have enough wood removed to fit down around a metal pipe attached to the floor. Or have your trees cut to length to fit floor to ceiling and use a metal decking bracket to attach. We like the look of the see-through wall and the bookcase attached. It seems to give the wall purpose, though we can picture it being filled with large colorful frames and adorned with artwork as well.

What do you think of the idea? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: How To Plant and Keep an Indoor Lemon Tree

(Image: Made Design)

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